Top 3 Things You Should Be Eating at Universal Orlando This Week (February 20th, 2022)


The Mardi Gras festivities continue in full force at Universal Orlando Resort. Mardi Gras season at Universal Orlando presents numerous seasonal food options for park goers. As you might expect, this week’s three suggestions relate to Mardi Gras offerings.

First, this week we start with dessert. Yes, I know good parents/guardians told you to eat your vegetables first. That advice continues to be excellent. Still, we will look at the vegetables later in this week’s “Top 3”.

The King Cake Whoopie Pie starts the list this week. This treat can be found in the Tribute Store, San Francisco Pastry Company, and a few other bakery cases at Universal Orlando. As you might expect, the flavors of this treat reflect Mardi Gras. The filling, the drizzled frosting, and granulated sugar dazzles as a theme park treat. This treat costs guests $5 before discounts. Of the 20+ people who bought this that I consulted, they all loved it.

Second, our journey takes us to the plant-based tent in the Springfield USA area of Universal Studios Florida. Here, the vegetables live that you were told as a child to eat first. In my opinion, the best vegan option this year resides here. The Potato, Pea, and Carrot Samosas provide solid flavor for guests. If you are looking for genuine vegan flavor with some true spice, these should make your list. These samosas cost only $8.99.


Last for this week, I suggest visiting the Hot Dog Hall of Fame in Universal Orlando CityWalk. This quick service place offers solid value with most of their menu items. For Mardi Gras, they unveiled a special themed option. The Shrimp Po’ Boy Dog costs 10.49. You can add a side of fries here for only $1 more. The combination of shrimp, andouille sausage, and a hoagie roll looks very appealing. For full disclosure, I would not rank this item very high. I wrote a full review after eating this recently. Yet, several other guests I trust enjoyed this Mardi Gras item. Thus, this “Dog” makes the list this week.

I appreciate the expansion of food items at Universal Orlando Mardi Gras over the last two years. Not every Mardi Gras food item rates as high as these items. In future weeks though, I still have plenty of good suggestions left to provide in future weeks. As always, eat like you mean it.

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